The office of the Inspector General of Government has requested the president of the National Unity Platform, Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine to justify his bulletproof car donation by March 31st, 2021, else it becomes government property.
According to the acting IGG, George Bamugemereire, people acquire property all the time and it is not wrong, but all leaders are required to declare their assets, income and liabilities periodically.
“People acquire property all the time, you know, and they have many ways – some have businesses. All we require of leaders is that come 31st March, please declare the assets, income and liabilities that you have acquired or assets that you have disposed of”George Bamugemereire, Acting IGG
Bamugemeire added that all leaders are thus required to declare their wealth by March 31st.
“That issue will be an issue after 31st March because all leaders are required to do now is to declare. What assets they acquired and how they got it. So I think that discussion should be conducted in April. If you have any leader in mind, me I don’t have any,”George Bamugemereire, Acting IGG
The Director, Leadership Code Annet Twine said that once a leader gets a donation, that leader is expected to declare it there and then making reference to Section 10 of the Leadership Code Act.
“What is provided for under Section 10 of the Leadership Code Act is that every leader, if you receive a gift in the course of your duties, you declare it there and then and they don’t give a time limit.”Annet Twine, Director of Leadership Code
Annet added that much as Kyagulanyi neither returned to Parliament did won the presidential race, he is still a leader who heads a political party and is thus required to fill a declaration up to March 31st.
“So this leader who continues even to be a leader as the head of a political party is going to fill a declaration up to 31st March. So we’re going to wait until he has submitted his declaration and then we shall see how he explains how he acquired the sources of income. If it is a donation, there is a provision in the form where you declare such property and explain the donation and where it came from. That is not a big issue now until the declaration period ends by 31st March 2021,”Annet Twine, Director of Leadership Code